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Clinical Trial Assessing Toxicity and Efficacy of MF101 for Hot Flashes

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00119665
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 17, 2007
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Brief Summary:
The researchers propose a Phase II randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 180 healthy postmenopausal women experiencing at least 5 hot flashes per day or 35 hot flashes per week. Women will be randomized to one of three arms: 4.5 grams/day (dry weight of extract) of MF101, 9.0 grams/day (dry weight of extract) of MF101 or placebo for 12 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hot Flashes Drug: MF101 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 180 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial Assessing Toxicity and Efficacy of MF101 for Hot Flashes and Menopausal Symptoms
Study Start Date : February 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency and severity of hot flashes

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women between the ages of 40 to 60.
  • Currently receiving medical care from a health care provider.
  • Self-report 5 hot flashes per day or 35 hot flashes per week.
  • Postmenopausal as defined by 12 months of spontaneous amenorrhea or 6 months of spontaneous amenorrhea with serum FSH levels > 30mlU/ml or 6 weeks post-surgical bilateral oophorectomy with or without hysterectomy or hysterectomy with FSH levels > 30 mlU/ml.
  • Agree not to start new herbal or dietary supplements and not to change the dose of any currently used herbal or dietary supplements for the duration of the trial.
  • Successful completion of a Hot Flash Diary, a Daily Study Medication Diary and a Bleeding Diary, tolerates placebo, and 80% compliant at run-in.
  • Must have had a mammogram within the last 9 months.
  • Have access to a phone.
  • Provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to sign an informed consent or fill out questionnaires.
  • History of breast, uterine or ovarian cancer or melanoma.
  • Abnormal mammogram or breast examination within the last 9 months suggestive of cancer.
  • Abnormal Pap smear or pelvic examination within the last 9 months suggestive of cancer.
  • Double-wall endometrial thickness that exceeds 5 mm measured on transvaginal ultrasound.
  • Unexplained abnormal uterine bleeding within six months of enrollment.
  • Pregnancy or lactating.
  • Clinical evidence of active ischemic cardiovascular disease or a history of cardiovascular disease.
  • History of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism requiring anticoagulation.
  • Active liver or gallbladder disease.
  • Use of medications, herbal or dietary supplements known to possibly be effective for the treatment of hot flashes within three months of enrollment for oral or transdermal drugs, or within 6 months of enrollment for implanted or injected drugs.
  • Use of raloxifene or tamoxifen within three months of enrollment.
  • Use of another investigational agent within 3 months of enrollment.
  • History of multiple or severe food or medicine allergies.
  • Any medical or psychiatric condition that, in the investigator's opinion, would preclude the participant from adhering to the protocol or completing the trial, including severe illness, plans to move, substance abuse, significant problems, or dementia.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00119665

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United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35233
United States, California
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94118
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55415
United States, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38163
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Principal Investigator: Deborah Grady, MD, MPH University of California, San Francisco
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00119665    
Other Study ID Numbers: MF-101-002
First Posted: July 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 17, 2007
Last Verified: March 2007
Keywords provided by Bionovo:
Postmenopausal symptoms
Hot Flashes
Postmenopausal Hot Flashes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hot Flashes